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-- >> not religions, ngulatioregulh government policy -- >> it is but the world environment is too intense. >> what do you think, michael? >> there's truth and valid points. one thing is interesting, believing you will have a robust -- earnings will be driven by the consumers supposedly putting in double-digits growth in the next few months. byron hit good points, expecting things to come down. this cocktail being brewed up in washington. if you were a business leader and listened to these guys on calls, would you want to be drinking with what these guys are brewing? i don't know. i think they will be conservative. i don't think you will have a cap x driver behind uncertainty. there's a lot of wild cards. a ssymmetrical performance.ear it's a mixed bag and no conviction in the marketplace, so much contradictory information, some says things are better and things are worse. >> corporations have had it good in terms of profit margins, interest rates, ability to borrow. >> they're peeking. >> the only way to go is down. >> have you calculated how your taxes will go up? have you calcul
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faith, little religion in the schools. even a higher power to teach these kids as they're young kids the difference between right and wrong. now, i don't know if team obama's against religion or not, they probably are in the schools. to me, that's the only thing left out, the rest of the stuff's okay. i don't see a big problem with it. >> i don't see a big problem at all with a lot of these measures. and in fact, most of americans really support all of these measures. there's a huge amount of common ground for a lot of the things we're talking about. universal background checks. currently, about half of gun sales don't require background checks. you can have an order of protection and go find an unlicensed dealer and buy a gun. that happens now against a domestic violence dispute. so that's something that would be closed. high-capacity magazines, that's something that a majority of americans, including gun owners support. majority -- huge majorities of gun owners. there's been poll after poll that has been shown that over the past few years. ben franklin's polling that shows that lar
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about 14% but do you think it sends religion to the company in terms of taking the whole product line to loier price points to expand the market share? >> i think there are two issues there. first, thank you. one is that apple is definitely lost its edge at the high end. two years ago, apple was the best phone in the market and had a year lead over everybody else. now a lot of credible people are saying, hey, iphone 5 is good but samsung's galaxy is just as good and other people think lg is just as good and they have to address. but the other piece is the reason they have lost so much market share is because the growth in china and india where they make $600 a month and can't send it on a phone and apple should want to be in the markets and anybody that says it wrecks the margin, terrible for the company long term, look at amazon. amazon is continually sacrificing near term profit margin to invest in the long haul. and obviously amazon had a great run even though there have been many multi-year periods miserable for shareholders. >> thanks so much for coming on. a good call of last week.